| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Synthetic marijuana continues to be a problem with adolescents. In March, 2011, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration took emergency action to control five chemicals used to make so-called "fake pot." This action made possessing and/or selling these...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I was seeing patients the other day when I spotted a teenage boy in the waiting room whom I'd cared for since birth (one of the perks of being a pediatrician). He'd come in over lunch with his mother, who wanted him to be screened for drug use. The mother...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It sounds relatively harmless. Synthetic marijuana. Like pot for people who don't want to get arrested.
For a while, that's kind of how it worked. Hiding under the guise of "natural" herbal ingredients, with labels like "organic" and "herbal incense" and...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Following up on a tip from a resident, deputies in Marion County early Tuesday found a synthetic-marijuana manufacturing operation hidden inside a shuttered doughnut shop.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office said three men used Sunrise Donuts & Coffee as...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Last week: We can't (or shouldn't) let this week go by without reflecting on September 11th and all the loved ones who were lost. We are forever altered as a people and as a nation. Please let’s never forget, but also, let’s never stop...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Colorado and federal officials are investigating whether about 75 hospital cases, including three deaths, are connected to the use of synthetic marijuana.
In a news release, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said on Friday that it...
| May 17, 2013
| 1:16 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man and a Kirbyville, Mo., man were charged in federal court today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:04 PM
One of the first things Erica Sperling does when she visits a classroom in Newport Beach is tell the students she doesn't carry a gun.
The crime-prevention specialist is the face of law enforcement for many elementary school students in the city....
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:33 AM
Alarmed by reports of kids and adults getting sick on synthetic drugs, South Florida declared war on the manmade weed and psychoactive bath salts being sold openly at local stores.
Cities and counties throughout the region passed bans last year after...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 4:34 PM
A blonde walks up to a kiosk at the Swap Shop on Saturday and asks for a packet of Cloud Nine, a popular brand of synthetic marijuana.
A clerk reaches behind the counter and hands over a powder-blue packet with a smiley-face cloud. She doesn't realize...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The NCAA is grappling with how to treat college athletes' use of marijuana — a popular drug that presents a puzzle because it is considered unsafe by the U.S. government but is not a performance enhancer and has been decriminalized by a number of...